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“Rigoletto” reviewed by Jacob Davis

“Rigoletto” reviewed by Jacob Davis

Highly Recommended ***** Pretty much everyone who loves opera loves Rigoletto, and in the new-to-Chicago production directed by E. Loren Meeker now at the Lyric Opera, the characters’ vivacity matches that of Verdi’s dramatic, horn-heavy music. Quinn Kelsey and Rosa [Read More]

“Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits” reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

“Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits”  reviewed by Jeffrey Leibham

Highly Recommended ***** “Duke Ellington’s Greatest Hits” is, quite simply, what the title says that it is. Nearly 30 of the songs which Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington either wrote or co-wrote the music, lyrics or made popular as a bandleader [Read More]

“Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks” a book review

“Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks”  a book review

Highly Recommended **** Yes, I am on a diet! That’s what made it difficult to review a book that is filled with simple, healthy recipes for school, work and home- They are so great looking and because Jane and I are on a NO carbs, NO sugar diet plan, we could only [Read More]

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“Southern Gothic”

“Southern Gothic”

★★★★★Let me preface my review of the latest production at Windy City Playhouse, by explaining that it is not [Read More]

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”

“Surely Goodness and Mercy”

Highly Recommended **** One of my favorite “storefront” theaters is Redtwist, a PURE storefront on Bryn [Read More]

“Breach”

“Breach”

The actual title of the play now onstage at The Victory Gardens Theater is “Breach: a manifesto on race in [Read More]

“Love Never Dies”

“Love Never Dies”

Recommended *** Chicago was the place for a special theatrical presentation tonight. In particular, the Cadillac Palace [Read More]

“A Moon For The Misbegotten”

“A Moon For The Misbegotten”

Doing the work of a master playwright  such as Eugene O’Neill, is not for every theater. In fact, until Writers [Read More]

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Short Shakespeare” review by Carol Moore

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream/Short Shakespeare” review by Carol Moore

Highly Recommended **** Chicago Shakespeare Theatre’s production of “Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night’s [Read More]

“Sex With Strangers”

“Sex With Strangers”

Our world has changed a great deal. There are many who feel that the world of the “Internet” has been a [Read More]